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Alderson Hints Cespedes Deal Could Lead To Bigger Things

Mets GM Sandy Alderson hinted at Wednesday’s press conference that the Yoenis Cespedes deal indicates a change in philosophy for the organization. Let’s hope so. Long accused of running things on the cheap, Alderson said the $75-million contract should change that perception. ”Sometimes we have a habit – we do in an organization and fans as well – of thinking about the...
Via New York Mets Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Mets be able to retain all their young pitchers? Sandy Alderson says, 'It could happen'

Alderson said the Mets are no longer handcuffed by payroll restrictions Watch video NEW YORK -- The Mets have arguably the best collection of young starting pitchers in baseball, a superlative they'll likely be able to claim for at least the next few years. In Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz, the...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets GM Sandy Alderson: Good, lucky, or both?

“Luck is the residue of design.” - Branch Rickey This is a very good time to be a fan of the New York Mets.  After all the team won the National League championship and has just topped off the offseason with the signing of big thumper Yoenis Cespedes making them somewhat of a favorite to repeat as the NL East champions.  The team boasts what is likely the best young starting...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Craig Edwards on the expected revenue bump for the Mets

In all, the Mets are figuring on a 500,000 increase in attendance. Using the same factors from above, and adding an extra 4% for ticket price increases, it would appear as though the Mets could reasonably expected to earn another $21 million in ticket sales. Adding in increased money for sponsorships and money for concessions — even after adjusting for revenue sharing — it...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rosario, Cecchini Lead MMN’s Top 5 Mets Shortstops

Of all the positions in the Mets system, shortstop stands out in the Mets system in terms of depth. Under Sandy Alderson, the Mets have looked to strengthen up the middle, drafting players like Gavin... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Sandy Alderson shows that patience is a virtue

As the offseason is winds down, and Spring Training approaches, the Mets were finally able to bring Yoenis Cespedes back to the squad. Amidst rumors that the Washington Nationals offered a multi-year contract to the slugger, the Mets were able to convince Cespedes to come back, as they offered a three-year deal with an opt-out option at the end of the first year. The amazing part...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Alderson Was Wrong About Cespedes… In July

When assessing what’s left of this offseason, Sandy Alderson has given fair critiques on what remains. He has stated Yoenis Cespedes was a square peg for a round hole. In essence, Alderson was saying Cespedes’ bat doesn’t justify his poor defense. Last year, Cespedes’ UZR (Ultimate Zone Rating) in center field was -3.2, which is also his career average. UZR tells us...
Via Mets Merized Online
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Sandy Alderson, perceptions, and an inconsistent message

Sandy Alderson recently spoke with the media for the first time since it was revealed he had a form of cancer and had some very interesting things to say. As usual, and depending on your current mood with team, some of those things were a bit provocative in nature. It’s likely that Alderson doesn’t mean to incite any kind of negative reaction with his comments and that these...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Sandy Alderson Addresses Payroll Questions and Yoenis Cespedes

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson was on hand at the New York Athletic Club for Thursday’s Hall of Fame press conference for Mike Piazza and Ken Griffey Jr. After the event, spoke to reporters and fielded some questions about the state of the Mets. First and foremost, I was happy to learn that Sandy was looking good and has been working from his office at Citi Field as he continues...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Mets GM Sandy Alderson diagnosed with cancer

    New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has been diagnosed with a treatable form of cancer, the team announced on Friday. Alderson is scheduled to undergo several months of chemotherapy. Sandy Alderson diagnosed with treatable form of cancer. 8-12 weeks of chemo ahead. not attending winter meetings, Mets announce. — Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) December 4, 2015 ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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